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Mo’ Grace is 1

Congratulations Adams my darling, we made it through the first year! Yippee!

Isn’t she lovely. . .
May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

You know how they say that a woman forgets the travails of pregnancy & birth at the sight of her child? Yyeeeeeaaaahhhhhh! Lol.

I had a tough time when I was pregnant with you, Grace. I started throwing up in my second trimester up until the end. I lost weight, I was constantly tired, I felt ugly, I couldn’t eat or sleep well, I had crazy nightmares and I thought I’d run mad. Right this moment, I can’t really remember how all of those things felt. I know that I threw up, I know I was in a lot of pain all the time but I just can’t remember how it felt. So I guess it is true what they say. . . 🙂

The birth wasn’t funny either. I was induced in my 43rd week (spent 3 days in hospital for that), I was in labour for hours and I eventually couldn’t push when I had dilated enough. The nurses threatened, shouted, said I was strangling you but I wasn’t there anymore. I was unconscious.

None of this was your fault, my boo boo kitty, I need you to know that.
That’s aunty Biola and she coined the name, Mo Grace.
You eventually came sometime around 7:45pm and I was relieved that you came out fine and they didn’t need to carry out any resuscitation as they had called for. The main nurse was this really cool babe and she was very instrumental in bringing you out even though she had to dig deep and tear wide. She was used by God.
So there you were and I was amazed! I love you so very much. You are just, in fact I don’t have the words.

That’s Pastor Abiola Adeyoola. You’ll love her.
Aunty Mosun is the bestest of the bestest. She loves that you’re both ‘Mo’
With the Sonshine Sisters 🙂
With the Authentic Mrs. B.
With our father, Pastor Tunde Bakare.
With our father, Pastor Tunde Bakare.

I remember when, at 3 weeks old, you were admitted in the hospital. I remember the fear, I remember the seizures; on the right side of your whole body, I remember watching helplessly as they poked you with needle after needle, looking for veins in every part of your body, drawing blood into 3 to 4 vials at a time. I didn’t have the heart to go with you when they ​had to chook that big needle in your spine but you were not alone, you will never be alone, my child. Your dad went with you.

The result carrying of wet plaster around for weeks.
The result carrying of wet plaster around for weeks.
My poor baby. . .

I was not there, but most importantly, God was there. He will always be there. Even when we let you down, when you feel the world has turned it’s back on you, God will ALWAYS be there. Never forget this, my daughter. Never forget.

The first time you fell. . . My goodness was it scary! I felt doubly bad because you fell from my arms while we were on the bed. I was weary & craving sleep so my body gave in and I dozed off after feeding you. Then I heard your screams. Nna ehn, I was terrified. Chai! But God kept you. He shelters the little ones. There’s been a couple more falls after that but I guess it’s part of the growing process.

I’m always listening to your chest to make sure you’re breathing. I can’t stop looking at you. I love your giggles, I always wonder what’s going on in your head, I’m looking forward to when we can gist but I’m also trying to hold on to and cherish these precious moments of your babyhood. Your dad is totally taken by you! He can’t help himself. We stare at you and can’t believe that you came through us.

We are so blessed to have you, Mo.

Time slowly passes, very quickly…

Cake by Amazing Treats Cakes n More 08124092544 (Instagram @amazingtreatscakes)
Cake by Amazing Treats Cakes n More 08124092544 (Instagram @amazingtreatscakes)
It’s your first birthday today my beautiful daughter and I am so grateful to God for keeping you. Happy birthday my Mosope. May God keep you and watch over you. May all be well with you. You will be greater than your parents. You will climb and conquer mountains. Daddy and mummy love you deeply. We will show and lead you in the way of Christ. Our greatest desire is that you come to know, love and experience Him as we have – even more sef! Amen!

Happy birthday my daughter.

“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.”
~Sarah McMane~

9 thoughts on “Mo’ Grace is 1

  1. I’m just sat here thinking a long dragged out – WOOOOOW!!!


    Go girl! Ain’t no stopping ya!


  2. It was such an emotional read and more emotional write I bet! God indeed bless you Mosope Grace Allison! Happy birthday honey! Congratulations mum and dad! Cheers to greater days!


  3. ‘Mo’ Grace! So beautiful and gracious baby girl.

    HaPpY bIrThDaY my baby girl. You rock @ one. You just couldn’t wait one more day to share my HaPpY day with me, but big Auntie still love you loads dearie. Great years lie ahead of you in Jesus’ name. Amen. Congrats dearie.


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